Have enough reasons.


I tick both Māori and European boxes for ethnicity, have two children to a first marriage and am remarried to Claire and who shares the same life philosophies as me.  Life balance includes illustrating, micro-adventures – everything outdoors in nature; playing the ukulele, travel with adventure, volunteering taking the visually impaired for tandem cycle rides, and story-telling with mates over a glass of red wine.

I have authored and self-illustrated a book titled ‘Re-Kindle You, Dream • Design • Do – From Goal Setting to Goal Getting’.  It’s about reminding ourselves to pursue more of what matters most, in order to have greater meaningful happiness.  And with Claire, we have featured on in an e-magazine called ‘Epic Mentors’ to share our back story in what it took to become the people we are today.


From time to time, I get asked to speak to help reboot trajectories (whether business or personal), with sincere brutal honest to goodness story-telling that engages, entertains and enlightens.

“The strategies Brent imparted were outstanding.  He shared real-world techniques instead of sales theories leaving participants with the key to unlocking their potential to become remarkable sales people and beyond in their personal lives.  The ability to connect and hold their attention for the entire presentation time reflected in the feedback from all participants as exceptional.

Brent’s professional common sense no-nonsense approach incorporating personal experiences and humour were refreshing.  I would not hesitate to be recommending Brent for any Sales Team training workshops, seminars or key-note presentation.”

– Warren Angus, Head of Business Customer, DHL Global Forwarding


“They connected with the audience and had an inspirational message that was just what my audience needed. They were fun and passionate which makes any presentation go really well.”

– Mike Caton, ‘Inspired’ Seminar Series Founder (www.mikecatton.co.nz)

That’s it, all summed up in a nutshell.

If you have any further questions about me, please don’t hesitate to flick me an email and ask to: brentruru@gmail.com

Or alternatively, use the contact form below.

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